Prospects Analysis: Central Division

Prospects Analysis: Central Division

This article is part of our Prospects Analysis series.

This is the third of a four-part series that will cover, dissect, and rank the top prospects of each NHL organization. I covered 15 prospects for each club along with a potential sleeper. Some NHL organizations have considerably more than 15 players who project as potential assets down the line while other clubs barely made it to double digits. 

If a player has a number next to his name, it represents his overall ranking in our top-200. Scouting reports for the top-100 can be found here...
Part 1
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Note: Players with 25 games or more of regular-season NHL experience are not eligible for this list. 

Overview: The Blackhawks are a middling NHL club with a middling prospect pool. There's plenty of depth, particularly on defense, but they only have a handful of guys who project as top-six forwards or top-four defensemen. There's strength in numbers, however, as guys such as forwards Tim Soderlund, Alexandre Fortin and Andrei Altybarmakyan, and goaltender Kevin Lankinen, who are all legitimate prospects, don't crack their top 15.
1- Kirby Dach (C) (25)
2- Adam Boqvist (D) (26)
3- Alexander Nylander (RW) (87)
4- Ian Mitchell (D) (92)
5- Evan Barratt (C) (111)
6- Philipp Kurashev (LW) (118)
7- Alex Vlasic (D) (138)
8- Niklas Nordgren (RW) (161)
9- Nicolas Beaudin (D)
10- Chad Krys (D)
11- Dominik Kubalik (LW)
12- Mackenzie Entwistle (RW)
13- Aleksi Saarela (C)
14- Michal Teply (LW)
15- Alexis Gravel (G)

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Jon Litterine
Jon Litterine is RotoWire's lead MMA Writer and MMA Editor. He has covered numerous MMA events live. He's also RW's NHL Prospect Analyst. Jon has been writing for RotoWire since 2005. He is a graduate of U Mass-Lowell.
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